There have been more than a few times that the after-game replay in the mind of Coach brought a deep desire for DO-OVERS. Whether it was a strategic decision or a momentary disconnect, the result was not what was needed or expected. When this happens, he spends countless hours pondering new strategies that are sure to eliminate the problem . Most often the end result of this long night is, "I need to stick to the basics."
Coach Joe Gibbs echoes this same conclusion . . .
"Maybe instead of trying to come up with better ways of doing things, we'd save time by just not having to relearn things we know that already work."
In the game of life, how often do we find ourselves repeating the same mistakes? Mistakes that erode our efficiency and attitude but keep re-appearing and hold us prisoners to the "I-want-a-DO-OVER" complex.
Always remember what you have been taught, and don't let go of it. Keep all that you have learned; it is the most important thing in life. Proverbs 4:13 NCV
Keeping a strong hold on what we know to be true and right will avoid a vast amount of stumbling. God's Word is the foundation for this kind of living and the basics are found in the Ten Commandments. Click on the "BEHIND THE BENCH" tab above for a TEXTING version of these - very fun!
A recent comment on Facebook caught my eye. It was in response to a simple scripture that had been posted and reflects how we sometimes view the directives God has given us. The entry began with, "I beg to differ . . ." Differ with God's Word? At it's base, this entry showed a search for truth. It is in the acceptance and application of God's Word that our need for DO-OVERS are changed into lives of overcomers.
God's principles are the foundation for the "NO DO-OVER" lifestyle. Practicing them avoids a life filled with regrets and allows us to move forward as He intends with memories of doing our best.
Blessings...as your DO-OVERS diminish in the light of God's Word - the basics.
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